Piedmont Technical College

620 North Emerald Road
Greenwood, SC 29646
Tel: (864)941-8324
6,192 students
Public institution
Piedmont Technical College, a member of the South Carolina Technical and Comprehensive Education system, is a public comprehensive two-year post-secondary institution. Piedmont contributes to the economic growth and development of the largest and most diverse region of the technical college system, Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry, and Saluda counties and to the state. The college responds to the academic, training, and public service needs of the community through excellence in teaching and educational services.
School Highlights:
Piedmont Technical College serves 6,192 students (43% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 31:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 36%.
Piedmont Technical College is the only community colleges within Greenwood County, SC.
The nearest community college is Forrest College (36.1 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 197 teachers has declined by 14% over five years.
Piedmont Technical College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 197 staff
59 staff
Piedmont Technical College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 6,192 teachers has grown by 30% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has increased from 21:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.47 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
6,192 students
1,282 students
Piedmont Technical College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 31:1
22:1
Piedmont Technical College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
2,643 students
810 students
Piedmont Technical College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 3,549 students
1,017 students
Piedmont Technical College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Piedmont Technical College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1% 1%
% Hispanic
1%
7%
Piedmont Technical College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
40%
12%
Piedmont Technical College Black (2006-2013)
% White
56%
57%
Piedmont Technical College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
Piedmont Technical College More (2011-2013)
Piedmont Technical College Ethnicity Breakdown Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.47 0.53
Piedmont Technical College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,208 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,408 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,208 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,408 $10,294
Piedmont Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 98%
89%
Piedmont Technical College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

In 1966, the eighth Technical Education Center, Piedmont, was established to serve Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry, Saluda and surrounding counties. Classes met for the first time at Piedmont on September 6, 1966, with some 300 students enrolled in day and evening classes. On October 2, 1972, five new buildings representing the first phase of a 30-year master development plan were occupied. These facilities housed classrooms, laboratories, a learning resources center and faculty offices. A general renovation of the main campus center included a student lounge and recreation complex. On April 10, 1974, the institution's name was changed from Piedmont Technical Education Center to Piedmont Technical College to more accurately reflect our post-secondary educational mission. The 1981-82 year saw six new additions to the Piedmont campus: a health sciences facility, conference center, continuing education complex, student center, multi-purpose building and automotive technology facility. In 1986, a 10,000-square-foot addition to the Conference Center made it one of the finest facilities of its type in the state. Piedmont's main Campus, the Lex Walters Campus borders a primary industrial corridor on the outskirts of Greenwood, South Carolina. The modern campus is a large complex that integrates the latest in instructional technology while also offering an environment that is totally conducive to learning. Campus highlights includes the James C. Self Conference Center, Marion P. Carnell library, the Solutia Gallery, PTC Campus Shop, Student Center & Canteen. Other features includes labs for medical, technology and business programs, industrial shops, a well-equipped media center, faculty and administrative offices. The college offers Associate degrees in vocational, technical, and occupational areas and university transfer; vocational, technical and occupational diplomas and certificates; developmental education programs and courses preparing individuals to take the General Education Development Test, custom-designed Continuing Education training programs for business, industry, and facilities for the Special Schools program to train potential employees for new and expanding manufacturing companies; and Student Development programs which provide academic, career and individual support. Piedmont Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate's degree and holds membership in the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges and in the American Technical Education Association.

Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Anderson Forrest College
    Private for-profit
    601 E River Street
    Anderson, SC 29624
    (8.6)422-5765
    36.1  Mi  |  135  students
  • Greenville Virginia College-Greenville
    Private for-profit
    78 Global Dr Ste 200
    Greenville, SC 29607
    (864)679-4922
    43.4  Mi  |  344  students
  • Greenville ITT Technical Institute-Greenville
    Private for-profit
    Six Independence Pointe
    Greenville, SC 29615
    (864)288-0777
    44.5  Mi  |  398  students
  • Union University of South Carolina-Union
    Public
    309 East Academy St
    Union, SC 29379
    (864)429-8728
    45.1  Mi  |  485  students
  • Greenville Greenville Technical College
    Public
    738 S Pleasantburg Dr
    Greenville, SC 29607
    (864)250-8000
    45.1  Mi  |  12087  students
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Did You Know?
For South Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,589 per year for in-state students and $8,916 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,830 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in South Carolina is 77%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

South Carolina community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.50, which is lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in South Carolina is ITT Technical Institute-Columbia. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.